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FRONTYARD Summer School

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Move wage commoning
=== Friday, 30th Nov ===
==== 10am – 12pm WAGE COMMONING ====A group discussion and shared reading list around wage commoning. At Frontyard, we’ve been loosely talking about setting up a workers co-operative. Most often co-ops are based on a ‘profit share’ methodology, but that places it inside the capitalist model, in that it determines that one of the things to be produced is ‘profit’. Let’s decide and talk together about an alternative model of ‘wage commoning’, where wages are pooled and redistributed, without requiring the necessary production of ‘surplus’. Some starting thoughts: It is through (re)production in common that communities of producers decide for themselves the norms, values and measures of things. The “working class” is divided in a wage hierarchy and no ideological call for unity will ever bring the different segments to work together in the direction of a radical transformation of their production in common beyond capital, and therefore beyond their hierarchy. Help me start a reading list in the lead-up to this session. (link to be added to a Google Doc). Organised by Connie Anthes. '''Morning, Afternoon, Evening Sessions:''' Open to proposal
=== Saturday, 1st Dec ===
RSVP to benjamin@emptybook.net
 
=== Summer School Left Overs ===
 
==== Thurs 6th Dec, 6-8pm: WAGE COMMONING ====
A group discussion and shared reading list around wage commoning.
 
At Frontyard, we’ve been loosely talking about setting up a workers co-operative. Most often co-ops are based on a ‘profit share’ methodology, but that places it inside the capitalist model, in that it determines that one of the things to be produced is ‘profit’.
 
Let’s decide and talk together about an alternative model of ‘wage commoning’, where wages are pooled and redistributed, without requiring the necessary production of ‘surplus’.
 
Some starting thoughts:
 
It is through (re)production in common that communities of producers decide for themselves the norms, values and measures of things.
 
The “working class” is divided in a wage hierarchy and no ideological call for unity will ever bring the different segments to work together in the direction of a radical transformation of their production in common beyond capital, and therefore beyond their hierarchy.
 
Help me start a reading list in the lead-up to this session. (link to be added to a Google Doc).
 
Organised by Connie Anthes.
== Reflection / Critique ==
What worked? What didn't? How might this change in the next iteration?
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